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Why do you want to be a doctor?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by nicky44, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. nicky44

    nicky44 Junior Member

    Nov 22, 1998
    Glendale, CA
    I always get this question from people........ I was wondering what you all would say......
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  3. AP

    AP Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2001
    New Jersey
    I wanted to be in a position to directly alter the quality of life of someone who had come to me after living with some sort of malady that they should not have to live with in a perfect world. I plan on going into PM&R and specializing in musculoskeletal medicine so you all can tell that I basically want to physically rehabilitate a person AND, more importantly, make tham even stronger and thus better off than when they had come to see me regarding their physical impairment. Just my feelings....
  4. Dylan911

    Dylan911 Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 11, 2001
    Cary, IL USA
    Honestly, God has just put the desire in my heart. After going on a few medical missions trips, I knew that was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. There is so much need all over the place, it's incredible. I always knew that I would not practice forever in the States, probably only complete the required stuff. Then I am off to some Spanish-speaking country to do full-time medical missions work. I could possibly enjoy working in an inner-city hospital, such as Cook County in Chicago (been there too many times, used to do gang ministry in the city) where there is a large Hispanic population. I cannot wait to be done with school and just get out there and be useful somewhere....... [​IMG]

    "Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."
  5. robertgifford

    robertgifford New Member

    Nov 5, 2000
    Honestly just answer with what is on your hear and your real reason for doing this. Some people ask me that, and they kinda think I'm doing it for the money... but personally I could be a CS or Bussiness and go through less school and make good money. I am personally doing it, becasue I have a desire to help people.
  6. BigSkyDreams

    BigSkyDreams Smelly Uncle Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa

    What Dylan911 said! Missions.
  7. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    This reminds me of the ER episode where the medical school applicants were asked this same question... they all had some variation of "i want to help people" in their replies. I laughed my ass off at that scene...

    take it easy

  8. KCOM2005

    KCOM2005 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    ha-ha, so did I!

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